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Chelsea vs Liverpool, Premier League: live score and latest updates from Stamford Bridge

Jake Goodwill
Liverpool take the lead at Stamford Bridge - AP

 

6:30PM

Liverpool start fast again

 

6:27PM

Missed chances cost Chelsea

Michy Batshuayi's free-header goes wide Credit: Reuters

 

6:25PM

FULL TIME! Chelsea 1 Liverpool 2

Liverpool hold on to go six wins from six. Chelsea showed real fight in the second-half and could have equalised. Lampard won't be too disappointed with that performance in the end. They had chances and came back into the game. Set-pieces made all the difference. 

6:23PM

90+4 min: Chelsea 1 Liverpool 2

Liverpool hold the ball in the corner but concede a free-kick.

6:22PM

90+3 min: Chelsea 1 Liverpool 2

Matip is awarded Man of the Match. Some important defensive interventions from the centre-half.

Chelsea attack again but Liverpool break through Robertson. Alonso chops him down just inside the Chelsea half - textbook yellow card.

6:20PM

90+2 min: Chelsea 1 Liverpool 2

Joe Gomez on for Salah. Slowing the game right down. Have Chelsea missed their chance?

6:19PM

90 min: Chelsea 1 Liverpool 2

Four added minutes - not enough for Lampard who protests.

6:19PM

90 min: Chelsea 1 Liverpool 2

A chance for Batshuayi. He has a free header which beats Adrian but trickles wide of the post as well. Huge moment.

Chelsea now win a corner. Willian stands over it. Willian regains the ball but it is met by Matip. Chelsea keep coming.

Alonso plays a brilliant cross into Mount who sends the half-volley way over the bar. He has to hit the target. Liverpool clinging on.

6:16PM

87 min: Chelsea 1 Liverpool 2

We are heading for a nervy finish. Liverpool have taken the sting out of Chelsea's resurgence slightly but the pressure continues to be applied.

Milner, on for Mane, commits a foul in Liverpool's half. Another yellow.

Mount puts in a dangerous ball and Liverpool half-clear. They break as Firmino plays in Salah. Salah tries to cut inside Kante who makes a fantastic challenge saving Chelsea. Kante is just back from injury but you would not know it.

6:12PM

83 min: Chelsea 1 Liverpool 2

Alonso breaks but overcooks his cross. Chelsea regather and build down the right. Another cross fails to find its target.

Mount and Alexander-Arnold duel down the left side. Mount commits the foul. Liverpool skipper Henderson comes off and Adam Lallana comes on. 

6:09PM

80 min: Chelsea 1 Liverpool 2

A dangerous free-kick is whipped into the back post. Alonso volleys from close range but it is saved by Adrian. Offside is given. Alonso was miles offside.

6:08PM

N'Golo Kante celebrates his goal which has given Chelsea a real chance 

N'Golo Kante celebrates as Chelsea get back into the game  Credit: AP

6:06PM

78 min: Chelsea 1 Liverpool 2

Abraham is replaced by Michy Batshuayi. What a chance to be the hero.

Liverpool win a corner as Tomori clears the danger. The ball hits Matip and is cleared after a scramble in the six-yard box.

Chelsea begin to break but Fabinho holts it illegally. Yellow card.

6:04PM

75 min: Chelsea 1 Liverpool 2

The crowd whistle as Adrian takes his time over a goalkick. Might be a little more of that to come.

'Super, Super Frank' echoes around the ground. The fans believe. Liverpool look vulnerable.

6:02PM

73 min: Chelsea 1 Liverpool 2

Game on at Stamford Bridge. Liverpool took their foot of the gas and Chelsea have got back into the game. They deserved that goal on the balance of things.

6:00PM

70 min: GOOOOAAAAL! Kante Chelsea 1 Liverpool 2

Kante has fired the ball into the top corner from nowhere. He turns from Fabinho and no one comes towards him. Kante drives to the edge of the box and before he is met by the Liverpool defence he releases the shot. Fantastic finish. Poor defending to give him the time and space.

5:58PM

70 min: Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2

Liverpool attack again. Mane plays a great diagonal ball across to Salah. He tries to find the angle to shoot on his left but the defenders swarm and block the shot.

Chelsea's turn to attack. A poor cross is easily dealt with by the Liverpool defence.

5:56PM

67 min: Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2

Everything has calmed down a little now. 

Chelsea attack down the right and Alexander-Arnold rescues a dangerous cross from Chelsea with his foot stretched high in the air.

Liverpool break but Robertson's cross goes straight to Kepa.

5:54PM

Both managers have been frustrated with the officiating 

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard remonstrates with the fourth official Credit: Reuters

 

5:52PM

63 min: Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2

This game has really heated up. Atmosphere is fantastic from the Chelsea fans. Both managers have been agitated and vocal. Klopp is going off on one in Michael Oliver's direction.

Liverpool attack down the left. Robertson's cross is blocked. Liverpool need to establish some control again as Chelsea are starting to get on top.

5:48PM

57 min: Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2

Chelsea on the attack. The ball reaches Azpilicueta who instead of vollying does nothing with the chance.

Another attack and Abraham almost flicks it in. Corner to Chelsea.

The ball falls to Kante after the corner but his shot rolls wide. Abraham getting the crowd going as Chelsea are starting to gain some momentum.

5:46PM

57 min: Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2

Willian attacks down the right. He crosses finding Mount who slows the game down. He finds Jorginho who puts a ball over the top but it just evades Willian.

Liverpool are accused of time wasting by the raucous Chelsea crowd who make a real racket every time they slow the ball down. Klopp and Lampard have a heated discussion about what constitutes time wasting.

Alexander-Arnold is now booked for time wasting while taking a throw-in. A little harsh that. The crowd may have helped earn that.

5:41PM

53 min: Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2

Corner to Chelsea. Mount puts the ball in but it is met by Matip.

Chelsea looking a bit better now. 

5:40PM

51 min: Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2

Lovely interplay from Salah and Henderson. Confident start from the away side. Liverpool already camped in Chelsea's half.

Chelsea break but it comes to nothing. They need something soon.

Liverpool back on the attack spreading the ball from side to side. Alexander-Arnold played through and puts the ball in to the box which Kepa just keeps out from his own player. He's ruled offside. Not sure about that one. Kepa somehow saved it either way.

5:36PM

47 min: Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2

Liverpool corner early in the second-half. The ball comes back out to Alexander-Arnold who finds Firmino who hits a volley to the right of Kepa. Great save! Volley into the ground but Kepa does well.

Another chance for Liverpool as cross finds Mane who can't do anything with it.

5:33PM

Second-half begins!

Chelsea restart the game. They need a big start to the second-half.

5:29PM

VAR under scrutiny for the decision and the process

5:22PM

Cesar Azpilicueta was furious at his goal being disallowed

Cesar Azpilicueta protests goal disallowed by VAR Credit: Getty Images

5:20PM

Chelsea have defensive problems under Frank Lampard

 

5:19PM

HALF TIME: Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2

Chelsea have undoubtedly been the second best side. But they are not out of this game. They have had chances and both of Liverpool's goals have come from set pieces. The next goal is crucial.

5:17PM

45+2 min: Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2

Alonso breaks down the left after a lovely diagonal ball. Driven cross is collected, just about, by Adrian who half-spills the ball before regathering. Chelsea finding some joy down the left.

Kante breaks into the box but the ball runs out for a goalkick.

5:15PM

45 min: Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2

Willian goes down the left after a through ball curves into his path. A cross from the other side of the pitch finds Abraham who can't find the target with his header. Chance. 

5:13PM

42 min: Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2

Corner is taken short and the resulting cross is cleared.

Chelsea break through Kovacic who is tackled by Alexander-Arnold. 

Kurt Zouma is on for Christensen. Emerson was injured early on and replaced by Alonso. Two substitutions forced through injury. Ominous for Lampard.

5:10PM

40 min: Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2

Salah is played down the right. He cuts onto his left foot in the Chelsea box and shoots in typical fashion. The ball is blocked Christensen who is now down receiving treatment.

Christensen limps off and Liverpool have a corner.

5:08PM

Free-header for Firmino made it 2-0 to the visitors

Roberto Firmino doubles Liverpool's lead Credit: AP

5:07PM

37 min: Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2

VAR under the microscope once again. A marginal goal ruled out, Liverpool then go and score. Huge intervention.

Abraham is down injured with two physios examining his shoulder. Looks like he is okay.

5:05PM

Make that 34...

5:03PM

32 min: Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2

Tempers are flaring up. Henderson in the middle of a confrontation with two Chelsea players who are understandably frustrated at the past five minutes.

5:01PM

29 min: GOOOOAAAAL! Firmino Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2

Liverpool get a free-kick in Chelsea territory. The ball is crossed in by Robertson and is headed in by Firmino. 2-0. Poor defending.

Wow! One end to the other, from 1-1 to 0-2.

4:59PM

27 min: Chelsea 0 Liverpool 1

Corner to Chelsea. Mount whips it in but it is met by the Liverpool defence. 

The ball is played across by Alonso towards Willian. The chance looks gone but it deflects into Willian's path. Abraham tries to flick the ball in, nearly an own goal then Azpilicueta pokes it in. 

GOOOOOAAAAAL!

VAR intervenes and rules it out. Mount was a touch offside in the chaotic buildup. Chelsea are furious.

NO GOAL

4:55PM

24 min: Chelsea 0 Liverpool 1

Abraham goes through on goal but puts his shot straight at Adrian. What a chance that was! Great run, poor finish. Super ball through from Christensen.

4:53PM

23 min: Chelsea 0 Liverpool 1

Liverpool re-establish control. The wide players continue to find room.

4:52PM

Alexander-Arnold produces a world-class free kick

Alexander-Arnold opens the scoring  Credit: AP

 

4:50PM

20 min: Chelsea 0 Liverpool 1

Chelsea have started to attack and play with more conviction since conceding. Lampard will be disappointed it took the goal to get a reaction.

Tomori is yellow carded for a challenge on Henderson. Not much contact in that one.

4:48PM

18 min: Chelsea 0 Liverpool 1

Fabinho gives away a foul in Liverpool's half. Chelsea attack down the right and get another corner.

Alonso takes it and Adrian unconvincingly punches away. Salah runs out of room on the touchline as he tries to counter.

4:46PM

16 min: Chelsea 0 Liverpool 1

Liverpool attack again before Chelsea counter and win a corner. The game has gone up a level in intensity.

4:45PM

13 min: GOOOOOAAAAL! Alexander-Arnold Chelsea 0 Liverpool 1

Fabinho wins possession and plays the ball up to Mane who is fouled by Christensen right on the edge of the box. Very good from Fabinho.

Alexander-Arnold, Henderson and Salah gather. Henderson lays it off to Alexander-Arnold who hits an absolute rocket into the top corner. WHAT A STRIKE! That was planned and executed to perfection. 

4:42PM

11 min: Chelsea 0 Liverpool 0

Chelsea break down the left through Mount who puts in a dangerous ball which beats Abraham and is cleared before it finds Willian. That was promising for the home side.

Abraham goes through but he's ruled offside.

4:40PM

150 up for Klopp

4:38PM

8 min: Chelsea 0 Liverpool 0

Chelsea are now pressing higher up the pitch and gain back the ball.

Kante drives forward and plays the ball towards Willian in the penalty box who goes to ground. Nothing in that. Liverpool goalkick.

4:37PM

6 min: Chelsea 0 Liverpool 0

Chelsea are sitting deep, happy to defend at the moment.

Robertson breaks forward before overcooking his cross. Liverpool keep possession down the right before they put the ball into touch. 

4:35PM

4 min: Chelsea 0 Liverpool 0

Liverpool maintain possession around the half-way line before going back to Adrian.

A cross is put in towards Mane but the ball is intercepted just in time. Great early ball from Henderson.

4:32PM

2 min: Chelsea 0 Liverpool 0

Stamford Bridge is loud. The fans are up for this one.

An early cross from Alexander-Arnold is dealt with by Kepa. Liverpool are dominating early possession.

4:30PM

Kick-off!

Liverpool get us underway. Here we go!

4:26PM

Kick-off five minutes away

The players are in the tunnel at Stamford Bridge. This game should be a cracker. Can Mount and Abraham perform against top of the table Liverpool? Or will Salah, Mane and Firmino have too much. Time to find out.

4:17PM

Liverpool are in incredible form

4:14PM

Jurgen Klopp

"We cannot go to Chelsea and want a guarantee that you win the game, they are just too strong for that.

"It is not written in the stars that we are not allowed to win at Chelsea but it is obviously difficult."

"It's not my job to talk about other managers but he did an outstanding job at Derby, so I'm not surprised he's doing a really good job at Chelsea," said the German, whose side have already beaten the Blues - on penalties - in last month's European Super Cup.

"I really think he's a really good manager. It's a really exciting team. It reminds me a little bit of my team at Dortmund years back.

"They were really young and people always spoke about that, but they only played because they were that good.

"If there was one club in the world where a transfer ban didn't hit that bad, it was probably Chelsea because of the transfer policy in the last few years with these players, high quality players, on loan.

"They are just a good team, they have all my respect. They are a proper contender for everything. Now we play there and we want to get something."

4:09PM

Can Tammy Abraham continue his form against Virgil van Dijk?

Tammy Abraham has scored seven Premier League goals in six appearances this season. His form has justified the faith showed in home by manager Frank Lampard but he faces one of the world's best in Virgil van Dijk today. The winner of this individual battle will be crucial to determining the result at Stamford Bridge.

Tammy Abraham scored a hat-trick against Wolves earlier in the season Credit: Getty Images

3:49PM

Arrivals at Stamford Bridge

Liverpool's No 9 Roberto Firmino will lead the line again today Credit: Rex Features
Chelsea fans will be pleased to see Kante back in the team today Credit: Getty images

3:36PM

The team news is in

Just under an hour to go at kick-off.

Chelsea's XI:

 And Liverpool's starting XI:

 

3:22PM

Match preview

Liverpool are on an incredible run of form but manager Jurgen Klopp knows they have to improve their record on the road against top-six rivals.

The Reds may have lost just one of their last 44 league matches, taking a remarkable 115 points from a possible 132, but they have encountered recent struggles away from Anfield against the top sides.

In their previous 12 away matches at Chelsea, both Manchester clubs, Tottenham and Arsenal they have returned with just one three-point haul.

That is something of a turnaround from the 2016-17 season when they won two and drew three of their trips to the top six.

"Obviously there are different ways to win away games, and we have to find one. It's not good news, this stat, but I don't feel it," said Klopp, whose side are looking to set a new club record of seven successive league away wins.

"In 2016, we took points from all the top six and then had other problems, so that's how life is.

"The longer things like this happen, the more likely it will change. We go there to get a result.

"We cannot go to Chelsea and want a guarantee that you win the game, they are just too strong for that.

"Obviously we have a job do but we will prepare for the game without that stat. It's all about the quality of the performance.

"It is not written in the stars that we are not allowed to win at Chelsea but it is obviously difficult."

PA